Michael McGuire races to top-ten finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
VINTON–Michael McGuire of Vinton raced to another top-ten finish in the NASCAR K and N Pro Series East at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 22. This is his third top-ten finish in three starts in the Series, and his first start at a track longer than three-quarters of a mile.
McGuire finished tenth in a field of 40 cars after qualifying in 11th position. He posted a speed of 126.542 mph in his Toyota Camry on his qualifying run on Friday afternoon, and a speed of 126.224 mph during practice earlier in that morning.
The New Hampshire Motor Speedway G-Oil 100 race covered 105.8 miles in 100 laps of racing.
McGuire, a sophomore at William Byrd High School finished 8th out of thirty-five entries in the 125 lap race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in March.
At Richmond International Speedway in April, where speeds average 120 mph, McGuire again raced to a top- ten finish after starting from 18th position.
The McGuire race team took the summer off from the series due to the declining health of Michael’s grandfather, “Squeek” McGuire, and engine problems which required costly repairs.
NASCAR’s K and N Pro Series East is the top developmental series on the East Coast. The team hopes to make one or two more starts in the series at the end of 2012.
“We are very proud of their team and Michael,” said Tommy Wood, owner of Wood’s Towing and Transportation and sponsor of the race team along with Black’s Tire Service. “They were running with the best of the best and it was a very competitive race.”
The race will be shown locally on tape delay on the Speed Channel on Thursday, September 27, at 3:00 p.m.